Three strong, original books

I’ve been reading quite a few wonderful books lately so I thought I’d bundle a few together in a review. I have so many library books teetering in a pile on my bedside table that I’m worried I’ll be decapitated during the night! I’ve reviewed an adult novel by a well-known Australian writer, a young…

24 February 2017 | Writing

The first ten pages

Yesterday I had coffee with my immensely good-natured friend, the writer Renee Mihulka, to discuss the first ten pages of our middle grade fiction books. We are both attending the KIDLIT festival in May at the Victorian state library, and have elected to submit the first ten pages of our books to a publisher for…

My week in books

How many books have you read, skimmed, touched, discussed, borrowed or bought this week? I decided I would tally up mine! Read The secret scriptures by Sebastian Barry – this was my bookclub book and and it was my turn to host. Half of our bookclub had read it, half had started it. We all…

9 December 2016 | Adult Fiction

Christmas shopping/summer reading – adult fiction

Whether you are looking for books for gifts or for your own holiday reading, I have a list for you! I also have a giveaway – I have an extra copy of Hannah Kent’s The good peopleĀ and would love to give it to a loyal blog reader! Please leave a comment to tell me about…